Westside Briefs:
Pikes Peak Philarmonic performs

       The Pikes Peak Philharmonic will present three works in a performance titled “The Invited Guest” Sunday, Feb. 21 in the Coronado High School auditorium, 1590 W. Fillmore St.
       The show will begin at 3 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door ($9 adults, $6 children, $6 seniors and $18 for a family).
       The program will consist of “A Comedy Overture” (by Hamilton Harty), a cello concerto featuring soloist Jurgen De Lemos (by Elgar) and “Mysterious Mountain” (by Hovhannes).
       For more information, call 685-6468.
      
       Dave Hughes will present a workshop Friday, Feb. 20, titled “How to Get the Most out of the OCCHS Website.”
       The location will be the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St., starting at 11 a.m.
       A co-founder of the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS), Hughes has set up much of the society's website at history.oldcolo.com.
       He will lead a “step-by-step practical workshop with his computer and PowerPoint presentation, answering questions throughout the process,” a press release explains.
       Reservations are not required, but seating will be limited. There is no charge.
       The workshop will be repeated Thursday, March 18 at 7 p.m.
       For more information, call 636-1225 or e-mail history@oldcolo.com.
      
       Four men were arrested around 3 a.m. Feb. 15 as they were allegedly planning their second burglary of the night at the Bargain Mart, 3135 W. Colorado Ave.
       According to a police report, a burglar alarm had alerted authorities of the break-in just after midnight, and an in-store video camera showed people in the store. “The owner confirmed that someone had entered the business and had taken several items of electronics,” the report states.
       The arrests occurred after a follow-up police patrol in the area, which spotted four men matching the video footage. “They were determined to be the original burglars returning to re-enter the business,” the report states.
       The stolen items were recovered.
       Two of the arrestees (ages 19 and 26) are charged with second-degree burglary, and two (ages 20 and 23) with conspiracy to do so.
      
       A fire started accidentally in a living room at 3808 Ellston Place in the Holland Park neighborhood at about 6:45 p.m. Feb. 14. Firefighters were called, and the team from Station 9 on Garden of the Gods Road contained the blaze to the one room within 10 minutes.
       However, the resulting smoke and heat damage have forced the family to move in temporarily with family elsewhere in the city, according to Lt. Robert Coffey of the Colorado Springs Fire Department.
       One resident of the house required treatment for smoke inhalation, he said.
       In all, 23 firefighters from three stations, as well as the Fire Department's hazardous materials truck, assisted with the emergency.
      
       The Transportation Department of Silver Key Senior Services has added a new route to begin transporting veterans and retirees to Fort Carson. The route, initially running only on Mondays, “is an effort to support military veterans, widows and dependent spouses aged 60 years of age and older, who have been impacted by recent city-wide changes to public transportation,” a press release states.
       The Westside-based nonprofit agency also provides rides as needed to any area seniors aged 60 and over. For more information, call 884-2380.
       Volunteer drivers are also needed. Those interested can call Lorri Orwig of Silver Key at 884-2313.

Westside Pioneer/press releases